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Noun infliction has 3 senses
  1. imposition, infliction - the act of imposing something (as a tax or an embargo)
    --1 is a kind of enforcement
    --1 has particulars:
     protection, trade protection; regimentation; reimposition; taxation
  2. infliction - an act causing pain or damage
    --2 is a kind of
    wrongdoing, wrongful conduct, misconduct, actus reus
    Derived form: verb inflict1
  3. annoyance, bother, botheration, pain, infliction, pain in the neck, pain in the ass - something or someone that causes trouble; a source of unhappiness; "washing dishes was a nuisance before we got a dish washer"; "a bit of a bother"; "he's not a friend, he's an infliction"
    --3 is a kind of negative stimulus
    --3 has particulars: nuisance; irritant, thorn; plague
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